Physical Education

Two Years Required for Graduation

Course Information

Physical Education 9
Description: The Physical Education 9 course will provide an opportunity for students to participate in a variety of sports and games designed to teach teamwork, movement skills and to increase fitness levels. Emphasis is placed on development, enjoyment, and appreciation of physical activity, leading to lifelong fitness and personal well-being. This course is required of ninth-grade students. The California Physical and Health-Related Fitness Test is given as a required measurement of fitness.

Physical Education 10-12
Description: This Physical Education course continues the emphasis placed on fitness awareness and teamwork. In both dual and individual sports, students develop awareness and enthusiasm for leisure-time activities. The goal of this participation is to extend the student's involvement in "carry-over" activities.

Electives

Club Fitness
Description: Club Fitness is designed to enhance student fitness levels, convey fitness knowledge, and promote an understanding and discipline to facilitate an awareness of life-long physical activity & wellness. Techniques taught in the class are modeled off those offered at fitness clubs and gyms. Such activities include but not limited to: cross-fit, Tae Bo, Insanity, Boot Camp, Yoga, weights & resistance training, aerobics, Zumba, and marathon. Lessons are intended for all ability levels.

Team Sports 1
Description: There is an emphasis on football, volleyball, soccer, street hockey, basketball, softball, badminton, ultimate Frisbee, and pickle ball.

Team Sports 2
Description: There is an emphasis on football, volleyball, soccer, street hockey, basketball, softball, badminton, ultimate Frisbee, and pickle ball.

Weight Training 1
Description: This course is designed as an elective class for students seriously interested in daily resistance training. Weight machines, free weights and plyometrics will be utilized.

Weight Training 2
Description: This course is designed as an elective class for students seriously interested in daily resistance training. Weight machines, free weights and plyometrics will be utilized.

Yoga
Description: This course is designed to safely and accessibly introduce students to the basic postures, breathing techniques, and relaxation methods of yoga. Students will explore how to apply what they learn in yoga class to help them at home, in school, and with friends. As students experience the benefits of stretching, moving, and breathing freely, they will increase their ability to relieve built up stress, learn to relax, and ultimately get more out of day-to-day life. The aim of the course is to promote vibrant health in both mind and body.